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Fencing: Abouelkassem wins silver medal in Grand Prix

Posted on March 14, 2016
Alaaeldin Abouelkassem


Egyptian fencer Alaaeldin Abouelkassem managed to achieve a silver medal after losing the final match in the men’s foil Grand Prix held in Havana, Cuba.

Abouelkassem lost 15-5 in the final match against his English counterpart.

The 25-year-old is hoping to carry out positive results in the upcoming period to qualify to the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro this summer.

Abouelkassem who was born in Setif, Algeria to an Algerian mother and an Egyptian father, previously won the first Olympic medal in for a competitor representing an African country in the 2012 summer Olympics in London, after losing the final match and receiving the silver medal.


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